To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Texas insurance coverage litigation : The litigator's practice guide
Latest received: 2020 Edition. By Stewart, Amy Elizabeth. Texas Lawyer. 2014-.
This title is a practical guide to third party liability policies and litigation associated with them, primarily from the perspective of policyholders. The book begins by describing typical policy language, then covers the liability of various parties. The second half of the book guides the practitioner through all steps of litigation from pretrial concerns to appellate procedures.
KFT 1164 S74
The Texas insurance law guide : Basic solutions to contemporary liability insurance problems
By Smith, Randall L. American Lawyer Media. 2008.
This book was primarily written to investigate the ramifications of the Supreme Court of Texas decision in State Farm Fire & Casualty v. Gandy in which the court invalidated certain types of settlements between insureds and tort plaintiffs as violations of public policy. In order to fairly treat the subject of sweetheart deals, the authors explore both Texas law and cases from other jurisdictions.
KFT 1164 S65
Texas personal automobile insurance policy
Texas Lawyer. Latest received: 2018.
This manual guides practitioners through the legal issues that routinely arise under the Texas standard automobile insurance policy. Topics addressed include: endorsements, policy and extracontractual issues, punitive damages, subrogation, insurer insolvency, and Stower doctrine updates.
KFT 1218 C65
Texas practice guide : Insurance litigation
Latest received: UPDATE 2015-16. By Kincaid, Mark L. West Group. c2011-.
"Insurance Litigation is a how-to guide for Texas practitioners, provided by Texas practitioners, concerning insurance litigation. It includes step-by-step analysis, as well as easy to use forms, checklists and practice tips from well-known practicing attorneys. You'll find citations to leading and most recent caselaw to give you the latest information available." - from the publisher
KFT 209 T5 INS. LIT.
Texas title insurance
Latest received: 2018-19 Edition. Thomson/West. 2011-.
"Texas Title Insurance contains analysis of regulatory issues, title insurance risk allocation, title policies, endorsements, and special coverages. You'll find articles, checklists, forms, discussions, and practical advice." - from the publisher
KFT 1234 T5 E45
» Federal/General Titles
The advisor's guide to life insurance
By Skipper, Harold D. American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law. 2011.
"Make better and more informed recommendations to your clients while providing an expert training tool for your staff. This clearly written guide provides in-depth information, illustrative data and charts, and practice tips on all aspects of life insurance, from the fundamentals of life insurance and purchasing the appropriate policy to issues involved with ongoing policy management." - from the publisher
KF 1171 S53
Bond default manual
American Bar Association. 3rd ed. 2005.
"An indispensable resource for attorneys, company claim professionals, and consultants, this manual supplies the fundamental information and techniques necessary to expertly navigate performance bond defaults, along with pertinent insight from the country’s most experienced industry practitioners." - from the publisher
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005012326.html
KF 1223 B66
Complex insurance coverage litigation handbook
By Pasich, Kirk A. American Bar Association. c2010.
This volume assists attorneys with handling complex insurance litigation fairly and efficiently. It provides procedural guidance on all steps of the process from understanding insurance policies to settlements and trial management. The accompanying CD-ROM includes numerous sample forms.
KF 1189 P37
Couch on insurance 3d
Latest received: UPDATE June 2017. By Russ, Lee R. Clark Boardman Callaghan. c1995-.
This multi-volume looseleaf treatise provides comprehensive guidance on insurance with forms, analysis and case law. Some of the major parts analyze the insurance contract, premiums, dividends and loans, risks and activities covered by an insurance policy and adjustment of disputed claims.
KF 1164 C6 3D
Estate and gift tax issues for employee benefit plans
Latest received: 2015 update. By Mezzullo, Louis A. Tax Management Inc. c2013-.
"...discusses estate planning considerations relating to distributions from qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The portfolio includes a general discussion of qualified retirement plans, traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. In addition, spousal rights, provided under the Retirement Equity Act of 1984, are discussed in detail." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35
An estate planner's guide to life insurance
By Mezzullo, Louis A. Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2009.
"This book offers an overview of the use of life insurance for estate planning purposes. Assuming no prior knowledge of life insurance, author Louis A. Mezzullo provides definitions of key terms, descriptions of policies and plans, and important issues to consider in assessing what is best for your client." - from the publisher
KF 1175 M49
Federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxation of life insurance
By Brody, Lawrence. American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law. 3rd ed. c2012.
"This concise primer will guide you in minimizing the transfer tax of an estate plan and avoiding the pitfalls that can occur. The authors discuss gift tax issues, estate taxation of life insurance, generation-skipping transfer tax and its application to life insurance and irrevocable life insurance trusts, community property considerations, and more." - from the publisher
KF 6572 B76
The fidelity and surety desk reference book
American Bar Association. 2006.
This book is a quick reference source of information for the fidelity and surety professional. It provides a brief overview of state-by-state regulations pertaining to surety company claim specialists and also provides a state-by-state survey of unfair insurance practices regulations.
KF 1223 Z95 F53
Financial institution bonds
American Bar Association. 3rd ed. c2008.
This title provides in-depth coverage of financial institution bonds including recent developments in case law. Topics covered include the history of financial institution bonds, employee dishonesty, who constitutes a covered employee, discovery of loss, insuring agreements, and the loan loss exclusion. Third edition includes recent revisions of the Financial Institution Bond, Standard Form No. 24, and the Financial Institution Crime Policy for Bands and Savings Institutions.
KF 1225 F55
Fundamentals of insurance coverage in all 50 states
By Matthiesen, Bradley W. Juris. Fourth edition. .
"Additional Information Description About The Author(s) Reviews Chapters in PDF Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage in All 50 States is a unique compendium and overview of all aspects of insurance coverage law in every state, with a special emphasis on some of the unique aspects of insurance coverage involving environmental claims. The treatise utilizes and cites state and federal statutes, insurance regulations, and case law from every state, as a framework for a unique and unprecedented treatment of this complicated subject. The book is designed specifically for insurance claims handlers and supervisors who have responsibility for or occasion to deal with coverage issues relating to third-party defense litigation, first-party claims litigation, and reservation of rights scenarios." - from the publisher
KF 1164 M38
Handbook on insurance coverage disputes
By Ostrager, Barry R. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. 17th ed. c2015-.
This resource provides comprehensive examination of the full range of issues shaping insurance coverage cases being heard in the courts today. It includes extensive analyses of case law on insurance coverage issues arising under general liability insurance policies as well as in-depth discussion of the drafting history of standard-form general liability insurance policy language. Some topics explored are environmental liability, intellectual property disputes, “cyber” losses and liability, and terrorism coverage.
KF 1164 O79
Handling fidelity bond claims
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2005.
This title offers a comprehensive guide to this specialized area of the law. Focusing on practical issues confronting insureds and insurers in the submission, investigation, and resolution of claims, this book will be of interest to new and seasoned professionals. Chapters address the insurer's initial response to the claim, consideration of the insured's proof of loss, and the use of outside professionals in investigating fidelity bond claims.
KF 1223 H36
How insurance companies settle cases
Latest received:REL. 24 OCT 2013. By Miller, Clinton E. James Pub. Group. c1989-.
This text seeks to help the reader understand the many factors that insurance companies take into account when evaluating and negotiating claims in order to efficiently negotiate a fair settlement. The text offers practical advice on areas such as bodily injury claims, settlement conferences, actions constituting "bad faith", as well as lists of frequently asked questions and myths about the claims process.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KF 1164 M55
Income taxation of life insurance and annuity contracts
Latest received: 2015 update. By Van Brunt, Kirk. Tax management Inc. 2012-.
"Bloomberg Tax Portfolio 529 T.M., Income Taxation of Life Insurance and Annuity Contracts, considers the federal income tax rules applicable to life insurance and annuity contracts, addressing, for example, the exclusion from gross income of death benefit proceeds and the taxation of annuity payments; deductions related to the purchase of life insurance policies and annuity contracts; the federal income tax rules applicable to dispositions of life insurance policies and annuity contracts; international aspects; and valuation. This Portfolio does not address the definition of a life insurance or annuity contract for federal tax purposes." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35
Insurance claims & disputes : Representation of insurance companies and insureds
Latest received: March 2017 Release. By Windt, Allan D. Thomson Reuters. 6th ed. c2013-.
This work contains a complete treatment of all legal aspects of insurance claims. This product provides scholarly analysis of the conflicting judicial opinions on an issue. In addition, the author provides ideas, tactics and strategies on the topics of bad faith and extra-contractual opportunities.
KF 1164 W5
By Quinley, Kevin M. James Pub. Group. c2005 - 2012.
Offering insider tips from claims adjusters, managers, and plaintiff's attorneys, this set helps attorneys negotiate with insurance companies for the best possible settlement. Topics discussed in this two-volume set include claims handling, valuing claims, coverage evaluation, documenting claims, effective negotiation, efficient settlement, and specific cases types.
KF 1164 I57
Latest received: 2015 update. By Brody, Lawrence. Tax Management. 2009-.
"... discusses how to use life insurance contracts to provide compensation and benefits for employees, especially after the enactment of [section] 409A. To assist practitioners with life insurance plans, this portfolio provides a primer on life insurance features and taxation, including an overview of the most common types of life insurance contracts and riders, and shows how these insurance products are frequently used in executive compensation. It also discusses group-term carve-out and group permanent plans, corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) and bank-owned life insurance (BOLI), executive legacy programs and business-owned investment insurance plans. It gives more extended treatment to bonus life insurance (including restricted access bonus plans), split-dollar life insurance, and to unsecured "promise-to-pay" nonqualified deferred compensation plans (including death-benefit-only plans) which use life insurance contracts primarily as the financing mechanism. Special design issue…
KF 6289 A1 T35
The law of performance bonds
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. 2nd ed. c2009.
This title covers the major issues relating to the performance bond. Beginning by discussing the fundamentals of a suretyship relationship and how it is created, all issues pertaining to a default situation are analyzed, including what constitutes a default, notice requirements, and the rights of a surety upon default.
KF 1223 L388
Law of reinsurance
Latest received: 2017 Edition. West. c2011-.
This book is the preeminent treatise on the specialty area of reinsurance law without explaining the topic of insurance law broadly. It was written to provide a practical guide to the key issues of reinsurance law. Topics include negotiations and contracts, as well as losses, liabilities, and claims. This desk-book has extensive footnotes and statutory reference.
KF 1236 A15 L39
Latest received: 2015 update. By Mezzullo, Louis A. Tax Management. c2006-.
"Tax Management Portfolio, Life Insurance, No. 826, analyzes in detail the federal estate and gift tax treatment of life insurance policies. After outlining the general principles involved, the Portfolio applies the concepts to both personal and business insurance in various contexts, such as group term insurance, split-dollar insurance, and buy-sell insurance. The Portfolio reviews the application of life insurance to other transfer tax and planning areas, such as the marital deduction, §2035 (the three-year rule), and retirement planning." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35 ESTATES
Life insurance : A practical guide for evaluating policies
Latest received: 2014 update. By Lee, Gary R. Tax Management Inc. c2004-.
"The Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, Life Insurance — A Practical Guide for Evaluating Policies, No. 827, is a guide to the evaluation, selection, and purchase of life insurance. The Portfolio provides a brief section on life insurance basics and a description of the tax preferences life insurance enjoys. The Portfolio then provides a detailed analysis of the six basic questions that an insured and his or her advisor should ask when purchasing life insurance." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35 ESTATES
Litigating insurance disputes
Latest received:REL. 11 2014. By Zulkey, Edward J. Juris. c2001-.
This comprehensive source provides guidance on all aspects of the insurance litigation process. Specific topics include obtaining and understanding liability insurance policies, choice of law, declaratory judgments, and arbitration.
KF 1189.5 Z86
Managing and litigating the complex surety case
Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2007.
This publication addresses many of the issues arising in the preparation for and trial of the "mega" construction surety case -- a case that routinely involves multiple parties, multiple project locations, multiple claimants, multiple sources for "salvage", multiple forums for dispute resolution, and a host of technical engineering, accounting, and construction issues. This title covers everything from evaluating a surety's performance bond exposure, through trial proceedings and post hearing motions and appeals.
KF 1228 M36
No-fault and uninsured motorist automobile insurance
Latest received:REL. 51 JUN 2012. M. Bender. 1984-.
This practical set is a guide for handling no-fault, uninsured motorist, and underinsured motorist insurance claims. It provides forms, pleadings, statutes, checklists, charts, and appendices to assist both the plaintiff's and defendant's counsel.
KF 1219.5 N59
Personal life insurance trusts
Latest received: 2014 Update. By Slade, Georgiana J. Tax Management. c2009-.
"The Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, Personal Life Insurance Trusts, No. 807, describes the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of establishing a revocable or irrevocable life insurance trust. This Portfolio analyzes the practical and tax advantages to be gained from the use of life insurance trusts, as well as the principal planning and drafting problems associated with their establishment." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35 ESTATES
The policyholder advisor
Juris Pub. c2002.
"This volume is an organized and enhanced collection of chapters that originally were published in Anderson Kill & Olick’s regular newsletter, The Policyholder Advisor. That newsletter (with which this volume shares a title) has been part of Anderson Kill & Olick’s continuing effort to keep its clients informed of developments in the area of insurance. The Policyholder Advisor is organized by general subject area, with-up-to-date citations to cases, and helpful tables and indexes. The book is organized in a user-friendly manner, helping the reader identify issues and find answers to insurance questions." - from the publisher
KF 1164 P65
Restatement of the law, liability insurance. Proposed final draft
The Executive Office, The American Law Institute. 2018.
"This work addresses the complex rules adopted and applied by the courts in insurance coverage litigation." - from the publisher
KF 209 R1 LIAB. INS. P.F.D.
Stempel and Knutsen on insurance coverage
Latest received: 4th edition (2015). By Stempel, Jeffrey W. Aspen Publishers. 4th edition. 2016.
"Unlike most other books in the field, which slant toward either policyholder or insurer counsel, Stempel and Knutsen on Insurance Coverage takes an even-handed approach, making it useful to attorneys from all sides. Moreover, it's designed for practitioners from all professional backgrounds and insurance experience. Written in clear, jargon-free language, it covers everything from the basic insurance concepts, principles, and structure of insurance policies to today's most complex issues and disputes." - from the publisher
KF 1164 S742
Title insurance : A comprehensive overview
By Gosdin, James L. Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law, ABA. 3rd ed. c2007.
Provides analysis of the American Land Title Association forms, as well as other important title insurance forms. The author provides comprehensive legal analysis of the 2006 ALTA Forms, including the 2006 ALTA Owner's Policy and 2006 ALTA Loan Policy. Also provides comparisons of the 2006 Policies and other ALTA Policies, and discusses and provides ALTA and California Legal Title Association Endorsements. Included are numerous other endorsement forms, such as First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and Chicago Title Insurance Company forms.
KF 1234 G67